Historic Downtown Mount Pleasant Edison Phonograph Museum

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Located at:

HOOVERS JEWELLERY                                           Contacts:

213 N. Madison Ave.                                                    Museum and T.A.P.S. Co-founder, Dustin Ellis

Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455                                        Museum and T.A.P.S. Co-founder, David Hoover


 

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The Historic Downtown Mount Pleasant Edison Phonograph Museum is founded by members of T.A.P.S. (Texas Antique Phonograph Society), and located in historic Downtown Mount Pleasant Texas. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of early recordings and phonographs. The history of the phonograph and early recordings is one that includes science, politics, engineering, American culture, and economic struggle of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The history is so close you can hear it!   

Visitors are encouraged to come visit this unique collection, and learn about our preservation projects underway. Museum visitors can arrange small tours Thursdays through Saturday during regular business hours with the curator, Dustin Ellis, by emailing at phonoINC@yahoo.com. Dustin also provides free presentations for community groups, Museums, and schools in the area, inquire through email if interested in setting up a presentation.

DSC_0448Visitors are encouraged to come visit this unique collection, and learn about our preservation projects underway. Museum visitors can arrange small tours Thursdays through Saturday during regular business hours with the curator, Dustin Ellis, by emailing at phonoINC@yahoo.com. Dustin also provides free presentations for community groups, Museums, and schools in the area, inquire through email.

VIDEO: Thomas Edison’s Speech to the allied forces of WWI, Let Us Not Forget, Ca. 1918 on  blue Amberola record.

It wasn’t long ago when the world did not have recorded sound, can you imagine the world without it?

DSC_0446Can you name a music artist from 90+ years ago? Many people can’t which is why we believe in preserving this unique piece of history, and comprehensive research has been done to learn about these early artists and their careers here at the museum. All modern recorded musicians, from the rock star to the orchestra composer of today, share a common heritage with these early artists who molded the industry. The museum collection includes rare recordings by Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and William Jennings Bryan.

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1877 picture of Thomas Edison shortly after inventing the tinfoil phonograph (displayed in picture). CHECK OUT THE THOMAS EDISON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK WEBSITE: http://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm

Theodore Roosevelt 1912 campaign speech

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